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Citra, Becky
Victoria, BC : Orca Books, 2003.
IL 3-6, RL 5.2
ISBN 1551432765
Max was afraid of Sam Black.  Just about everyone in the area was.  He was mean and loud and rumor had it that he had killed a man once.  When Max finally met Sam Black's son, he was amazed.  The boy was skinny and pale.  You could tell by looking at him that he was abused.  Old Sam needed Lucas to do the work around the farm.  It was a sure bet that Sam wouldn't do it.  Can Max do anything to help Lucas?
SUBJECTS:     Child abuse -- Fiction.
                        Runaways -- Fiction.
                        Immigrants -- Canada -- Fiction.
                        Frontier and pioneer life -- Canada -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.


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